Goodkind: A New Neighborhood Cafe On Madison

I stopped in at Goodkind Coffee for the first time the other day. Located in a storefront at 15526 Madison Avenue, the place impressed me enough to write the poem below. Kudos to friendly barista Kevin who answered my questions about the store and intuitively asked if I needed some cold water after I’d finished my cup of coffee.

Goodkind bared down enough

from the outside

to draw in the aspiring Zenster

once inside,

understated wood tables 

and panel floor

mood, hushed and hip

music, unobtrusive, slung down cool

people talking quietly, serene

in 20-something self-contained,

self-command, lend-a-hand

tiny flowers in fat glass bowls 

glass cases with pastry

smooth coffee from Cleveland and Seattle

den of surrender

from daily battle

Marc Mannheimer is a Lakewood mental health peer supporter who loves coffee and poetry.

Marc Mannheimer

Marc Mannheimer is a Lakewood mental health peer supporter who loves coffee and poetry.  

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Volume 14, Issue 4, Posted 4:45 PM, 02.06.2018